17 Things That Happen When You Wear A Fitbit

17 Things That Happen When You Wear A Fitbit

The addiction is real.
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You did it. You caved in and got a Fitbit. At first, it was just an awkward, clunky band you wore on your wrist. Then it became an obsession. Now you are constantly checking your steps and checking your standing in the workweek hustle. You are beginning to wonder if it is even worth working out when you aren't wearing it.

1. Lazy days spent on your couch make you feel that much more guilty

You know you've hit rock bottom when you can't even make four-digit steps.

2. You have tan lines from your Fitbit

Good thing no one will ever have to see it besides you because you never take it off.

3. That 20-minute walk to class isn't as many steps as you thought it was

Only 1,000??? You've got to be kidding me.

4. You love meeting a fellow Fitbitter

Instant friends.

5. You always wear it out with you

Can't miss out on those steps walking home from the bar when your ride never comes.

6. You feel empty when you realize your Fitbit has been dead all day and none of your steps counted

What was the point of all that walking?

7. You realize you've been greatly overestimating how many calories you burn in a day

Time to reconsider your food choices.

8. Sometimes you pace around your room at 11:50 p.m. just to make sure you reach your daily step goal

Need. 10,000. Steps.

9. You start exercising solely to see the numbers on your wrist go up

An hour at the gym will give you an insane amount of steps.

10. When people tell you they think Fitbits are stupid, you get personally offended

They're just jealous they don't have one.

11. The Workweek Hustle is your biggest priority.

Yes, you have three tests this week, but you are only 2,475 steps behind first place!

12. You have a competitive group message going between your Workweek Hustle crew

#FitFriends

13. You always tell everyone you're with when you get 10,000 steps

As soon as that Fitbit buzzes when you reach your goal, you need to tell everyone around you.

14. If you skip a day wearing it, you need to explain why your step count is so low to your friends

I swear I walked more than that. You have to believe me!

15. Exercise that you can't wear your Fitbit for is a waste of time

Like swimming, paddle boarding, surfing, basically anything involving water. Maybe they should make a waterproof Fitbit.

16. You start to realize how bad your sleep schedule is

Forty-seven minutes restless, 11 minutes awake... I thought I had a good night of sleep.

17. You feel bad for everyone who doesn't have one

But also are secretly jealous because they aren't addicted like you.

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50 Things To Be Happy About

It's the little things in life.
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It is always easier to pick out the negatives in life. We tend to dwell on them and drown out the happy moments. I asked a friend to tell me something that made them happy. They sarcastically laughed at my question then thought about it for a minute. Nothing. But they could easily come up with things that made them unhappy. Then I read them my list, and they were smiling and laughing in agreement the whole time. There are so many more things to be happy and laugh about than we realize. After all- it's the little things in life that can mean the most! Here are 50 things that make me happy. What are your 50?

  1. The first warm day of the year
  2. Laughing so hard your abs ache
  3. Freshly washed sheets
  4. Looking through old pictures
  5. The smell of a coffee shop
  6. Eating cookie dough
  7. Reading a bible verse that perfectly fits your current situation
  8. Seeing someone open a gift you got them
  9. Eating birthday cake
  10. A shower after a long day
  11. Marking something off your to-do list
  12. Drinking ice cold water on a really hot day
  13. Dressing up for no reason
  14. Breakfast food
  15. Being able to lay in bed in the morning
  16. Finding something you love at the store
  17. And it’s on sale
  18. Cute elderly couples
  19. When a stranger compliments you
  20. Getting butterflies in your stomach
  21. Taking a nap
  22. Cooking something delicious
  23. Being lost for words
  24. Receiving a birthday card in the mail
  25. And there's money in it
  26. Finally cleaning your room
  27. Realizing how fortunate you are
  28. Waking up from a nightmare and realizing it wasn't real
  29. Fresh fruit
  30. Walking barefoot in the grass
  31. Singing along to a song in the car
  32. Sunrises
  33. Sunsets
  34. Freshly baked cookies with a glass of milk
  35. Summertime cookouts
  36. Feeling pretty
  37. Looking forward to something
  38. Lemonade
  39. Comfortable silences
  40. Waking up in the middle of the night and realizing you have more time to sleep
  41. Surviving another school year
  42. The cold side of the pillow
  43. The smell of popcorn
  44. Remembering something funny that happened
  45. Laughing to yourself about it
  46. Feeling weird about laughing to yourself
  47. Printed photographs
  48. Wearing a new outfit
  49. The sound of an ice cream truck
  50. Feeling confident
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Slavery Still Exists But, I'm Running To End It

Run for something bigger than yourself.

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When I was a senior in high school, my youth pastor started talking about a movement called 30 For Freedom. It was started by Brent Silky, who had this amazing inspiration to find 30 friends, run 30 miles, and raise $30,000 for this cause to end sex trafficking and it was all to take place on his birthday. The whole movement exists to end sex trafficking in our lifetime through prevention, rescue operations, and survivor care. All the money raised through 30 For Freedom is given to Venture, Lighthouse Foundation Nepal, and F.R.E.E. International.

Venture is an organization that encourages people to run, hike, walk, bike, and swim to raise money to fund the rescue missions and after survivor care. They don't just participate in ending sex trafficking but also provide meals for the malnourished in SouthEast Asia, provide education, and empower children. Venture works in the Thailand Burma border which is a massive global center for trafficking, sex slavery, child soldiers, extreme poverty, and refugees. It's one of the world's worst human trafficking crises.

Lighthouse Foundation Nepal is a non-profit organization that was built to improve the lives of children in Nepal who are at risk for abuse, trafficking, and neglect. Their main focus is to support abandoned babies, orphans, and children living on the streets. They focus on child development and try to encourage the communities to get involved in helping these children.

Project Rescue exists to rescue and restore victims of sexual slavery through the love and power of Jesus Christ. The organization educates poverty-stricken areas and provides residential care for children and prostituted women. They have medical clinics, night care shelters, and red-light district churches that provide care and supplies that are needed. Project Rescue sets up aftercare safe houses for rescued women and children and provides vocational training to give these victims a chance at life outside trafficking.

F.R.E.E. International has four parts- find, restore, embrace, and empower. F.R.E.E. International partners with different programs to find victims of sex trafficking and provide awareness programs for at-risk communities. They also partner with KlaasKids Search and Rescue to organize community search efforts to find missing children.

During natural disasters, human traffickers are known to go to low-income areas and search out the vulnerable. F.R.E.E. International has dispatch to support vehicles which are stationed in low-income neighborhoods to provide vital programs like legal services and medical help.

F.R.E.E. International provides resources to spread awareness to individual, communities, and survivors. The survivors need people to be aware and provide encouragement and support for them from the things they've had to endure.

You can go to https://venture.givingfuel.com/30forfreedom to make a donation through 30 For Freedom, or join me in running, this May, in the 30 For Freedom run. As many as 4.8 million people are trapped in sexual exploitation, that's more than half of New York City's population. Slavery will not end if we keep turning a blind eye to what we know is going on around us. I'm choosing to run for something bigger than myself, will you?

Loui
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